$530,000: Seniors Suffer Head, Rib and Orbital Fractures After Being Struck by Driver Who Ran Red Light
This unfortunate incident occurred in 2014. Plaintiff #1 was driving her 2012 Toyota Camry in the #2 lane in the City of Rancho Cucamonga, County of San Bernardino, State of California. After stopping for a red traffic signal, Plaintiff #1 proceeded into the intersection on a green traffic signal. Suddenly and without warning, Defendant negligently crashed into the driver’s side of plaintiffs’ vehicle. Plaintiff #2 was a seat belted passenger in the vehicle driven by her daughter Plaintiff #1. As a result of the impact, Plaintiffs’ vehicle was pushed through the intersection and collided into the rear of another vehicle stopped in the #2 left turn lane.
$530,000 Settlement (Policy Limits)
Officers investigating the collision concluded that defendant. caused this collision by violating California Vehicle Code Section 21453(a), which states in part, “A driver facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a marked limit line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection.”
TYPE OF CASE:
Auto v. Auto
Plaintiff #1 suffered the following: Right orbital fracture (ORIF – orbital floor fracture, herniation of orbital fat, medial orbital wall fracture); Frontal sinus fracture; Left pneumothorax and left basilar atelectasis; Right basilar atelectasis; Left multiple rib fractures (Left 2nd through 4th); Right eyebrow laceration; Vertical diplopia; Blunt force trauma, right flank pain
Plaintiff #2 suffered the following: Head Injury – Left frontal and right temporal hemorrhagic contusion; Right fibula head fracture; Left 8th rib fracture; Loss of consciousness at scene of incident; Amnesia; Decreased hearing; Left hip and chest pain; Loss of independent living ability
DATE & LOCATION OF INCIDENT:
2014 in the City of Rancho Cucamonga, County of San Bernardino, State of California.
Plaintiff #1 – Teacher; Plaintiff #2 – Retired
Michael A. Penn, Esq.
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